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Norton, Isle of Wight, PO40 9TJ

£900,000

Description

An elegant and historic Georgian country house on the edge of Yarmouth with paddocks, 7 bedrooms, outbuildings and a stunning garden extending to approximately 5 acres/2 ha (available in two lots)

Believed to originate from around the mid-1700s, the house is Grade II listed and retains numerous characterful features with well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights providing light accommodation with attractive southerly views from the upper floors. Hill Lodge is available to the market for the first time in nearly 60 years and was occupied by a number of high profile military officers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the longest tenancies was to a Captain Pixley in the 19th century, after whom the hill was named.



Features such as the large hallway, two fine formal reception rooms large sash windows to the front elevation along with a large kitchen/breakfast room make for a wonderful home. There are 7 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the upper two floors. In addition there is a period stone barn providing useful storage and workshops/garaging. The house benefits from two staircases and accommodation in a wing to the house which could quite easily be split to allow for a 'granny annex' or holiday let (subject to obtaining consents if required).



Hill Lodge is being offered in two Lots:-



Lot 1 the house with the orchard, paddock, hard tennis court, outbuildings and formal gardens which extends to approximately 2.51 acres (1.017 ha).



Lot 2 a paddock extending to approximately 2.47 acres (1.001 ha) located on the south side of the junction between Copse Lane and Norton Green. There is currently a dividing fence and water serves this land.



The house would now benefit from some modernisation and provides a rare opportunity to acquire a fine country house set within delightful grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in striking distance of Yarmouth with its sailing & yacht clubs with regular mainland ferry links. There is excellent walking and riding in the surrounding countryside and downland as well as good access to around 70 miles of scenic coastline. 

Ground floor  

Hallway and Sitting Room A good sized entrance hall leads off to the formal, south facing, sitting room with two fabulous almost floor to ceiling high sash windows and benefits from parquet flooring with an impressive and ornate marble and wood fire surround. Attractive inset book cases to the side of the fireplace. 

Dining Room Door off the hall leading through to the dining room with a stunning aspect over the main driveway and surrounding grounds. High level picture rails. Door through to:- 

Library with separate side door to outside. 

Scullery Corridor through to the scullery with a spacious larder and sink to the side. Access through to large store and utility room. 

Family Room With an attractive south facing aspect over the rear garden. This area of the house and above it would lend itself very well to a self-contained annex or holiday let (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). Staircase leading up to Bedroom 5. 

Kitchen A large kitchen leading off the scullery with a range of wall and base units. Door leading through into the entrance hall with access to w/c. 

First Floor  

Bedroom 1 A fine master bedroom with double aspect and long range south facing views towards the Downs. Two built in wardrobes and original fireplace. 

Bedroom 2 With a good aspect over the formal driveway. Built in wardrobes and original fireplace. 

Bedroom 3 With a sink to the side and north facing aspect. Would make an excellent sized en-suite for Bedroom 2. 

Bedroom 4 A south facing double bedroom with fine views and original fireplace. 

Bedroom 5 Accessed from stairs from the family room on the ground floor. This bedroom benefits from a bathroom en-suite and has good south facing views. 

Second Floor  

Bedroom 6 A characterful double bedroom  

Bedroom 7 With good views and a built in wardrobes. 

Outside The house benefits from two vehicular access points from Pixley Hill. The main entrance is rarely used as the current owners use the rear access which leads past the stone garage outbuildings up to the house. There is a useful gravel drive with a turning circle and ample space for parking.



Hill Lodge is noted for a fabulous garden which provides an attractive setting for the property and comprises lawns interspersed with an array of well stocked borders with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. There is a hard tennis court (in need of upgrading) and a useful and level lawn which could be used as a grass tennis court or croquet lawn. To the east of the tennis court is an attractive paddock area with trees planted in various locations. To the rear of the house is an orchard and behind the stone outbuildings is a productive vegetable garden. The former stable block which is not used as garaging is a most useful outbuilding and could be used for alternative uses (subject to planning permissions). An air raid shelter is located close to the front elevation of the house. 

Directions From Yarmouth proceed westwards along the A3055 up Halletts Shute. At the top of this hill take the left turn down Pixley Hill. The house is located about two hundred metres on the right hand side. 

Postcode PO40 9TJ 

Tenure Freehold 

Services Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity serve the property. 

VIEWINGS All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.



This Plan is based upon the Ordnance Survey Map with the sanction of the Controller of H.M. Stationery Office. Crown Copyright reserved. (100042776). This Plan is published for the convenience of Purchasers only. Its accuracy is not guaranteed and it is expressly excluded from any contract. NOT TO SCALE 


Price: £900,000
Bedrooms: 7


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